Canelo Alvarez vs. Austin Trout: 5 Keys to Light Middleweight Title Bout

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Austin Trout: 5 Keys to Light Middleweight Title Bout
The fighters won't be all smiles in the ring Saturday, like they were in this R. McCarson photo.

This weekend’s battle between WBC junior middleweight titlist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA champ Austin “No Doubt” Trout (who are ranked fourth and second by the TBRB) will showcase the best of what boxing has to offer. Let’s face it, the sweet science hardly ever gives us a fight like this, where two undefeated up-and-comers face each other at the peak of their game.

At only 22 years of age, Canelo Alvarez is already considered by many to be the future of the sport. Meanwhile, Austin Trout left fight fans no doubt about being one of the top fighters in the sport last December, when he upset Miguel Cotto in New York. With neither man a clear-cut favorite, Showtime’s television audience, as well as the 36,000 fans expected to be in attendance in the Alamo Dome that night, should expect big things from perhaps the most anticipated battle of boxing’s busy spring.  

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